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Commencement at Columbus State University

Commencement at CSU recognizes the culmination of years of work by students and faculty. Held at the end of fall and spring semesters, graduation represents a time of pride for CSU's faculty, students, and their families.

Virtual Conferring of Degrees - May 15, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a conferring of degrees by Dr. Chris Markwood and Dr. Deborah Bordelon.

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Update on Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

Hello CSU 2020 Spring and Summer Graduates, Family, and Friends:

We have learned that during our virtual conferral of degrees, several students' names were inadvertently omitted from the list of students who were eligible to apply for graduation in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020. We sincerely regret the omission and any angst this may have caused, and the list has been revised to include the names of all students who have or will meet the requirements for their degrees.

We wish our graduates the best, as they commence to the next phases of their lives. As many of you may know, today's exercise was an acknowledgment of the excellent accomplishments of all students completing their coursework. However, we are most excited and look forward to the commencement ceremony, where students will walk across the stage and their names will be called. This ceremony has been tentatively scheduled for August 2020, and we will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Should circumstances prohibit the August ceremony; graduates will be invited to participate in the December commencement exercises.

The CSU Commencement Team

Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies - August 2020/December 2020

College of Education and Health Professions
College of Arts & College of Business
College of Letters and Sciences

December 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, December 18 - 3:00 p.m. College of Education and Health Professions
Saturday, December 19 - 10:00 a.m. College of Arts & College of Business
Saturday, December 19 - 2:30 p.m. College of Letters and Sciences

Graduate Hooding ceremony- Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

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